Tag: Malware

25
Nov

What Is Endpoint Detection And Response?

Written by: Jay H. Every device on your business network poses a threat. Your computers, mobile devices, servers, and even printers are all vectors hackers can use to breach your organization. So, how do you know if suspicious activity occurs? What if attackers compromise a device? Endpoint detection and response (EDR) aims to address these challenges, using continuous monitoring to

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30
Sep

Cybersecurity Agencies Reveal Top Targeted Vulnerabilities

Written by: Jay H. A joint security advisory issued by the top cybersecurity agencies reveals the most targeted vulnerabilities by cybercriminals over the past two years. The USA’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the USA’s Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), and the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) also shared details on these security

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31
Jul

Beware Of Fake Windows 11 Installers Riddled With Malware

Written by: Jay H. Hackers waste no time taking advantage of the hype surrounding major events. The announcement of Windows 11, Microsoft’s newest operating system, is no exception, and criminals have already started pushing fake Windows 11 installers laced with malware. Although Windows 11 isn’t officially available for the general public until late 2021, Microsoft has made it available to

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22
Jun

Manufacturing Firms: The Biggest Ransomware Targets In 2021

Written by: Jay H. According to a new report from a Canadian international managed service provider, manufactured goods producers were the biggest ransomware targets in the first half of 2021. In the recent report issued by the Herjavec Group, 39 percent of victims listed on the data leak websites run by ransomware groups broadly fell into the manufactured goods category.

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21
Jun

3 Ransomware Myths That Put Your Business At Risk

Written by: Jay H. If you’ve paid any attention to recent news, you’ve likely seen ransomware stories dominating major headlines. The Colonial Pipeline cyber attack is just one example of the devastation a cyberattack can cause. However, many small-medium business (SMB) owners still don’t consider themselves to be at risk despite the abundance of cyberattacks. Unfortunately, this couldn’t be further

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18
May

Cybercrimes Cost Americans Over $4.8 Billion In 2020: FBI Report

Written by: Jay H. According to a new report released by the FBI, cybercrimes cost Americans over $4.8 billion last year. In its annual Internet Crime Report, the organization announced that it received over 791,790 reports of suspected cybercrime. Alarmingly, this number is a 69% increase in total complaints from 2019. The top three crimes reported by victims were phishing scams (241,342),

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7
Mar

Be Careful Of Scams This Tax Season

It’s officially tax-filing season, one of the most stressful times of the year. To make matters worse, scammers are on the prowl trying to trick taxpayers into divulging personal information through phone, email, text message, and mail. Here are some of the ways scammers are trying to defraud you and how you can protect yourself. By Phone Have you received

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26
Jan

Extortionware: The Evolution Of Ransomware

Written by: Jay H. Ransomware entails an attacker infesting their victim’s computer with malware that encrypts their data. Then, the hacker forces the victim to pay a ransom or risk losing the data forever. Once thought of as a rare event, ransomware is becoming increasingly common and costing organizations billions. Now, hackers are more commonly threatening to expose the company’s

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21
Jan

Ransomware: The Biggest Cyber Threat In 2021

Written by: Jay H. Ask anyone what the most notable story was for 2020, and they will likely tell you it was the coronavirus global pandemic. However, a massive digital transformation also took place, with cybercrime rates spiking to all-time highs. Cybercriminals directed ransomware attacks at sensitive industries such as health care, education, and government institutes. Unfortunately, these attacks show

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27
Nov

How To Tell If Your Computer Has A Virus

Written by: Jay H. Computer viruses do more than only slow down your computer – they can impact your PC’s functions, download more malware, spread to other computers, and delete or steal your files. So, learn how to tell if your computer has a virus and how to prevent them from infecting your PC in the first place. Types Of

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